~11 min read · 2020-03-15 · The 8 Ivy League schools are among the most prestigious colleges in the world. They include Brown, Harvard, Cornell, Princeton, Dartmouth, Yale, and Columbia universities, and the University of…
~15 min read · 2019-12-07 · December 2019 The most damaging thing you learned in school wasn't something you learned in any specific class. It was learning to get good grades.When I was in college, a particularly earnest…
5 min read · Apr 25th · Making yourself consider contrary opinions will improve your thinking.
People generate more diverse estimates when prompted to base their second or third guess on alternative assumptions; one effective technique is simply asking people to “consider the opposite” before giving a new answer.
Then they asked participants to think of someone in their life with whom they often disagreed—that uncle with whom they always argue about politics—and to imagine what that person would guess.
7 min read · Jul 25th · Mr. Moses developed a reputation for extraordinary calm in the face of violence as he helped to register thousands of voters and trained a generation of activists in Mississippi in the early 1960s.
Mr. Moses developed a reputation for extraordinary calm in the face of violence as he helped to register thousands
6 min read · Jul 28th · New research shows that all groups are behind in math and reading after disruptions during the pandemic. But it’s the most vulnerable students who experienced the steepest setbacks.
7 min read · Jul 20th · How accurate is grading? Some teachers are pushing back on counting points for behavior and they’re finding better, more equitable ways to assess learning. By changing grading practices, their…